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Peru Information

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Peru Information will help you to know more about this wonderful and picturesque country. Peru has three main climatic zones: the tropical Amazon jungle to the east; the arid coastal desert to the west; and the Andean mountains and highlands in the middle of the country. In the Andes, which have altitudes over 3500m, average daily temperatures fall below 10°C (50°F) and overnight temperatures can dip well below freezing. Travelers flying straight into Cusco (3326m) should allow time to acclimatize.

Peru Information For Geography

Peru is located in the southwest of south America at 13° southern hemisphere limited with the pacific ocean, Peru is where born the widest river of the world (The Amazon river). Peru is a large, mountainous country on the Pacific coast of South America that borders Ecuador and Colombia to the north, Brazil and Bolivia to the east, and Chile to the south. The Pacific Ocean lies to the west.

Peru is divided into three regions:
The Coast: which features deserts, beautiful beaches and fertile valleys.
Highlands: a mountainous area dominated by the Andes, where Mount Huascaran soars to 6,768 meters.
Jungle:a vast region of tropical vegetation in the Amazon River Basin, home to Peru’s largest natural reserves
Although this simple division is a fair portrait of Peru’s geography, the reality is much richer and far more complex: in Peru, nature appears to have taken on particular characteristics which have turned its mountains, plains, jungles and valleys into unique habitats.
An extraordinary variety of eco-systems shelters a wide diversity of animals and plants.

Surface Area

With an area of 1,285,215 square km, Peru is the third-largest country in South America after Brazil and Argentina, ranking it amongst the world’s 20 largest nations.

Peru has the most spectacular and varied scenery in South America. The Peruvian Andes are the most beautiful on the continent, the mountains are home to millions of highland natives who still speak the ancient language (Quechua) and maintain a traditional way of life. The Amazon which occupies half of Peru is one of the world’s top 10 biodiversity “hot spots”, a species- rich area of tropical rainforest that will make your head spin when you start to learn about its ecology. The coastal deserts are beautiful with huge rolling dunes, farmland oases and fishing villages.

The citizens from the following areas will be issued a visa (30-90 days, usually 90) on arrival: North and South American, Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Fiji and India. If in doubt, check in the nearest Peruvian consulate. Upon entering Peru, travelers must fill- out a double entry form. The original stays with immigration. The duplicate is given to the visitors and must be surrendered upon leaving. Do not lose it. It costs US$5 to replace.

Peru is a representative democratic republic divided into 24 departments, 11 regions; Its geography varies from the arid plains of the pacific cost to the peaks of the Andes Mountains and the tropical forest of the amazon basin.

  • The main economic activities include Agriculture, fishing, mining, and tourism.
  • The population estimated at 28 million; is multiethnic country, including Americans, Europeans, Africans and Asians.
  • Capital: Lima.
  • Population: 8.5 million (2007).
  • Area: 1,285,220 sq km (496,225 sq miles).
  • Population: 30 million The population of the country is largely Indian and Mestizo
  • Time: GMT – 5.
  • Government: Republic.
  • Gained independence from Spain in 1824, having declared it in 1821.
  • President: Ollanta Umala since 2011
  • Religion: 81% Roman Catholic, 2.7% other denominations, 16.3% unspecified or none.
  • LaNguage: Although the majority of city and town dwellers speak Spanish, Qechua is spoken in most mountain areas and Aymara /Spanish on the Lake titicaca Islands. many people in City tourism areas speak English.
  • Electricity: 220 volts AC, 60Hz. (110 volts AC is available in most 4- and 5-star hotels.)

Climate: Varies according to area. On the coast winter lasts from June to September. During this period, the mountainous areas are often sunny during the day but cold at night. This is high tourist season and the best time to visit most regions. Heavy rains in the mountains and jungle last from December to April. It hardly ever rains in Lima or most of the coast, except for Tumbes and Piura, which have tropical climates.

Our Tours & Treks in Peru

  Inca Trail 2 days

  Trekking Inca Trail Machu Picchu 4D/3N

  Luxury Inca Trail to Machupicchu 5D/4N

  Explore Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 7D/6N

  Machu Picchu Travel 4D/3N

  Machu Picchu trips 5D/4N

  Andean Amazon trip 7D/6N

  Peru tour 11D/10N

  Peru Inca Trail & Amzon Tour 10D

  Peru Andean Tour 12D/11N

Peru Information will help you to know more about this wonderful and picturesque country. Peru has three main climatic zones: the tropical Amazon jungle to the east; the arid coastal desert to the west; and the Andean mountains and highlands in the middle of the country. In the Andes, which have altitudes over 3500m, average daily temperatures fall below 10°C (50°F) and overnight temperatures can dip well below freezing. Travelers flying straight into Cusco (3326m) should allow time to acclimatize.
Geography
Peru is divided into three regions:
The Coast: which features deserts, beautiful beaches and fertile valleys.
Highlands: a mountainous area dominated by the Andes, where Mount Huascaran soars to 6,768 meters.
Jungle:a vast region of tropical vegetation in the Amazon River Basin, home to Peru’s largest natural reserves
Although this simple division is a fair portrait of Peru’s geography, the reality is much richer and far more complex: in Peru, nature appears to have taken on particular characteristics which have turned its mountains, plains, jungles and valleys into unique habitats.
An extraordinary variety of eco-systems shelters a wide diversity of animals and plants.
Surface Area
With an area of 1,285,215 square km, Peru is the third-largest country in South America after Brazil and Argentina, ranking it amongst the world’s 20 largest nations.

Experince

Experience for Salkantay Trek

The Salkantay Trek is not a forced march and the pace is always slow, the days generally being shorter than a day hike at home.

We do recommend that you embark on a good fitness programme prior to your trip though, and one that builds up general stamina and specific leg muscle groups. There is nothing like hiking with a rucksack to train for Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, so the best advice is to get out into the hills as often as you can. You are likely to carry about 4 kilos in your day sack so this is a good weight to work with.

If you are going to be using the gym then concentrate on step machines which work on the thigh and calf muscles, and try to build your heart rate up to 50% above resting rate. Any cardiovascular activity is good, but remembers that swimming will not train the correct muscle groups so it must be added to other exercises to be effective. Exercise groups like body pump, Pilates and aerobic are all excellent preparation for a trek like this, especially those which work on core strength, balance and stability.

Support Team

Salkantay Trek Support team

The horses will carry your main bag up to a maximum weight of 7 kgs and cater for all the group needs, including assisting you if you need to go back down the valley. Unless specifically tenting, all accommodation is in tents which are top quality; except the last night will be in a 3-stars category hotel.

We run our Salkantay Trekss from a permanently staffed office in Cusco and our dedicated team provides an excellent service.

All of the guides have been employed for over ten years with us, and they have been trained to our high standards personally by Director and high altitude trekking leaders. They know how to deal with medical emergencies and speak good English. They are very attentive and after so many years have a good understanding of western needs.

WHY BOO A TOUR WITH US?

If you think all the travel companies are same then it is time you change your concept! Yes, we are different and we don’t just say it, we can prove it! We create, organize and guide all by ourselves! Sunrise Peru Trek has been organizing and guiding travel groups since 1999, and every time we travel, the trips just keep getting better and better! We have been turning the dreams of thousands of our visitors into memories by providing first-class services. We are dedicated to offering our customers the best service and support throughout your journey to Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu. With professional and experienced team, there is no better travelling companion than Sunrise Peru Trek Team. Let us enlighten you why we are different!

 

SUNRISE PERU TREK pioneered adventure Company for nearly two decades and we remain committed to small, low-impact groups keen to not just see, but experience our range of remote destinations to Machu Picchu We are one of the Peru’s leading tour operators trusted for professional, efficient, and highly hospitable services. We focus on Treks and Adventure tours to Machu Picchu only, which encourages us to polish our itinerary and improve constantly.


Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek